Rescued duck finds budding romance with a dog

Rescued duck finds budding romance with a dog

Woof, a duck that was rescued from the roadside in Omsk, has found a budding romance with a canine. Anastasia Kalmychkova found the duck and took it back to her flat and her two dogs. Although she had her reservations, she didn’t need to worry a...
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